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Old 25th November 2008, 19:34   #1
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So, Was near Kobe (bandra) when this merc S320 comes and stops there, and as usual, i start drooling. Then after a while the people in it start getting out and the driver opens the hood.. By that time, as i had to leave, i moved on. A few minuites and a couple or burgers (All Hail Bembos!!) later, i start coming back home when all of a sudden i see the same MErc on the back of Mondial Assistance's Tow Truck!! I thought these pics are interesting, hence i am posting them here!!
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Old 25th November 2008, 19:38   #2
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A similar truck is used by BMW in Bangalore for all breakdown repairs. At least our towing companies are slowly coming of age.
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Hey maybe it was just tired
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Maybe it is just another form of being chauffeur driven around?

Ensure that none of the little bugs bug you on the road!
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Maybe the owner didnt have the cash to put some petrol in it
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'So luxurious, you'll feel like you aren't even moving.'

Damn right.
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Is this a private towing company?
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Yep. Mondial Assistance. They even Sound cool.
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Here's the site of Mondial India for more details:

Mondial Assistance India for roadside assistance and travel insurance

They have also tied up with Honda India.
They also have a post warrantee roadside assistance programs, etc according to their press release.
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Most of these cars cannot be towed by regular tow companies, because they need all 4 wheels off the ground. They cannot be dragged like traditional cars.
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all Bmw dealers are to have these kind of towing trucks.infinity motors in Bombay has one already and I believe Navnit is getting it's soon.
Mondails website doesn't have their number, does any one have their Mumbai number? Would be good to keep it handy incase of emergency.
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Another thing i noticed.. At the Signal, When the Truck Started moving, The Headlights and Foglights in the front and the Back Taillights came on automatically. The Interior lights also came on as the truck began to move. And they all stopped the moment the Truck Stopped.
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Quote:
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Most of these cars cannot be towed by regular tow companies, because they need all 4 wheels off the ground. They cannot be dragged like traditional cars.
Its called a flatbed and only cars with permanent AWD need them but its good to have.
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A similar truck came and took my neighbours car away.The exhaust tip and the front bumper scraped the ground while the car was being pulled towards the platform.
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A similar truck came and took my neighbours car away.The exhaust tip and the front bumper scraped the ground while the car was being pulled towards the platform.
There goes all the fancy around the service. Can a customer claim for damages from Mondial or will the car company own up expenses.

Obviously the owner will have a low feeling as well as low pocket and the loss of No Claim Bonus!!
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